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December 2021


CPH alumna named Washington County public health director

Washington County (Iowa) recently announced its next public health director, Emily (Houston) Tokheim (20BA, 21MPH).

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Adaeze Enekwechi discusses health policy and health care equity

Alumna and private equity firm partner Adaeze Enekwechi (07 PhD) was recently a guest on a podcast in which she discussed health policy and health care equity.

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Alumna addresses the power of conscious language

In her work with Healthline Media, alumna Bella De Soriano (17MPH) recently created The Conscious Language Guide to improve patient-provider communication and advance their work toward health equity.

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Class Notes

Keep tabs on the careers of your classmates, and keep us posted on yours...

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Single parent, breadwinner, inspiration

Divorced and left a single mother in Nigeria, Itse Ejughemre persevered to earn a degree and raise five accomplished children, including HMP doctoral student Ufuoma Ejughemre. She is the UI’s International Parent of the Year.

Meet the mom...

Mueller receives Jerry Karbeling Award

The Iowa Rural Health Association recently honored Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor and head of health management and policy, with the 2021 Jerry Karbeling Award for contributions to rural health.

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Iowa students place in top 5 of national case competition

HMP students Kori Thomas, R. Whit Delaney, and Mekenna Ollinger placed fifth in the 2021 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives.


People with STIs are more likely to give birth prematurely

Having a sexually transmitted infection before or during pregnancy has been associated with a higher risk of giving birth too early, according to a new study co-authored by Kelli Ryckman and other College of Public Health researchers.

Read more on CNN...

Alumni Directory

Keep up with your classmates with our College of Public Health Alumni Directory.

Use this form to join the directory or to update your existing listing.

Alumni are listed by name, degrees earned, town of residence and email address, and have the option of adding employer, job title, employment sector and LinkedIn page.


Upcoming Events

Fall Commencement, Dec. 17 – Details

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